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Great news; with more federal AND state funding, no excuse left for NYC Mayor to deny kids the smaller classes they need!

April 7, 2021 1.Tremendous news!  The state finally came through with the additional foundation aid that our schools were promised years ago as a result of the CFE lawsuit, which will mean more than $600 million for NYC schools next year, increasing to an estimated $1.6 billion annually in three years. This is in addition […]

April 7, 2021 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Urge the Mayor and the Council to use a big chunk of the federal funds to reduce class size next year!

Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC are advocating for  one billion dollars of the approximately $2.5 billion in extra federal funds that NYC schools are due to get next year and the year after to be invested in smaller classes,  for NYC students who will need them more than every before. This is a […]

March 17, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Tonight’s forum on mayoral control, vote on gifted test and BLM in schools this week

Jan. 31, 2021 I’ll be speaking tonight Sunday at 8 PM with other teachers, parents and advocates at a forum on how mayoral control or our schools should be changed– more here, including how to sign up and/or watch on Facebook live. An example of the problems with this governance system is how last week, […]

January 31, 2021 in Newsletters by

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Why the gifted exam should be cancelled now & forever & news of this week’s hearings

Jan. 22, 2021 Dear all – 1.Please read my piece published today at Gotham Gazette.  It explains why the DOE should cancel the “gifted” tests immediately; now and forever.  It makes no sense to continue this invalid, unreliable and biased exam, especially in the midst of a pandemic and the prospect of steep budget cuts […]

January 23, 2021 in Recent Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Please give so we can continue our work for smaller classes & student privacy in 2021

Dec. 28, 2020 Dear Friends — 2020 was a difficult year for Class Size Matters as it was for many non-profits. If you support our mission of smaller classes, so that all students no matter what their background can receive the help and feedback from teachers they need for an equitable opportunity to learn, please […]

December 28, 2020 in News, Newsletters, Updates by

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News update on Mayoral control, school planning for next year, and please give!

December 13, 2020 Dear Friends, 1 – It’s that time of year; please give to Class Size Matters, we need financial support especially as we could not hold our annual Skinny award fundraiser last spring because of COVID. We rely on donations from our supporters; please do so by clicking here. Also, if you’re buying gifts on […]

December 13, 2020 in News, Newsletters, Updates by

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Deadlines for in-person schooling, class size reporting, and questions about DOE’s protection of student data

November 12, 2020 Dear Friends, 1/ Today, Thursday Nov. 12 at 6:30 PM, I’ll be speaking at an online forum hosted by Brooklyn for Peace about how the COVID-19 pandemic has widened the inequities that already exist within our public school system. You can find more information about this forum and sign up to attend here. 2/ The […]

November 13, 2020 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Important news update; schools will close tomorrow in 9 NYC zip codes and more

October 5, 2020 Dear Friends, Yesterday the Mayor announced that all school buildings will be closed on Wed. in 9 neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn where the infection positivity rates have been over 3% for at least seven days; today the Governor moved that date forward, saying these schools will be closed starting tomorrow Tuesday. The zip codes […]

October 6, 2020 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Yet another last minute DOE revision of their school reopening plan & even more crowded classes & less live teaching for NYC kids

Sept. 17, 2020 This morning, the Mayor announced that in-person schooling for those students opting into blended learning would be delayed once again. The new schedule is below: Kids in 3K, preK and District 75 ONLY will return to school on Monday. Kids in K-5, K-8 schools will return on Sept 29. Kids in middle […]

September 17, 2020 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Latest news on school reopening, DOE testing plan and blended learning class sizes

September 1, 2020 Friends– Today, the Mayor, the Chancellor and the unions – the UFT, CSA and DC37—announced a deal that would move back the first day of school to Wednesday, September 16. All students will begin remote instruction on that day. In-person learning will begin the week of Monday Sept. 21 for blended learning […]

September 2, 2020 in Newsletters, Updates by

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